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This is 3rd blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check out blog 1 and blog 2.
In our maintaining your ride blog series, we’ve looked at cleaning and disinfecting seating and positioning products, manual wheelchairs, and power wheelchairs. To keep your wheelchair in good working order we strongly recommend maintenance. Today we are focusing on power wheelchair maintenance.
Steps for maintaining a power wheelchair
Clean power wheelchairs often
Inspect for wear & tear
Tighten hardware such as on headrest and seating components
Inspect the seating components such as cushions and back supports
Adjust as needed
Be proactive with replacement components including batteries
This is 2nd blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check out blog 1 here.
Last week we talked about seating and positioning care and maintenance specifically looking at cleaning and disinfecting wheelchair cushions. This week we’re talking a look at the cleaning and disinfecting manual and power wheelchairs.
This is our first blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride.
We maintain so many things within our lives. We take care of ourselves and our homes, and we regularly maintain our vehicles and bikes, so why would wheelchair and seating components be any different? Wheelchairs and seating components are high performance pieces of equipment that need to be maintained and upkept. In this series we are going to go over specific ways to clean and maintain your power wheelchair, manual wheelchair, and seating and positioning products. As always please refer to your owner’s manual specific to whatever piece of equipment you are using. The owner’s manual is a great resource that contains information specific to your equipment. If you have misplaced your owner’s manual, most manufacturers have digital copies that are available online for download. You can find Permobil owner manuals here.
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